Out of Town Patients
We have many patients who travel from all over the country to receive care at our clinic. If you live outside of the Washington, D.C. area, we will do everything we can to help make the process as simple as possible.
Contact our office to coordinate your phone consultation
If you live outside of the Washington, D.C. area, the first step is to contact us by emailing us at [email protected] or by calling our office at (703) 920-3890. When you contact us, let us know that you’ll be traveling from out of the area, and we can provide you with information that is specific to your situation.
This is also the time we will provide you with the necessary paperwork for you to complete. Then we will coordinate a phone consultation between you and one of our doctors.
Please complete new patient forms before your consultation
To give our doctors ample time to review your medical history, please complete your new patient forms before your consultation. Additionally, please send all pertinent portions of your medical records directly to Dominion Fertility. You can email your forms to [email protected]
What to expect at your initial consultation
Your initial phone consultation with the doctor will last approximately 30 minutes. At the time of your appointment, you will receive a phone call from our office. If you require more time with the doctor, we will be happy to schedule follow up consultations.
If you have any questions about consultation fees, please contact our front desk.
The next step is a medical evaluation in our office
After your initial phone consultation, we will schedule a one day medical evaluation in our office. This will be the first appointment where you will be traveling to us.
Your medical evaluation will include several tests, which might include a sonogram, cervical cultures, an HSG, and a mock embryo transfer. The scheduling of your medical evaluation will depend upon the timing of your menstrual cycles.
If you are part of a female/male couple, the male partner might want to consider having his sperm collected and cryopreserved at this time. If a sample is frozen, the male partner will not necessarily need to return to our clinic when the IVF procedure is performed. If this is an option you would like to consider, the male partner must have STD testing completed and sent to our office before arriving for the medical evaluation. We will not be able to do the collection and cryopreservation without STD testing.
Additional consultations with our nurses, our billing department, or our psychologist Dr. Joyce Migdal may be necessary depending upon your treatment plan. When arranging for your visit to our office, our nurses will inform you if additional testing or consultations will be necessary and then assist you in making those arrangements.
Frequently asked questions
We know that traveling from out of town comes with a unique set of decisions and questions. We’ve compiled a few of the most common questions below.
Can I do any of my testing in my hometown?
Yes, though we do not recommend it. Our cutting-edge laboratory is part of what makes Dominion Fertility great. Choosing to do your testing with us helps ensure accurate and timely results.
If you choose to do some of your testing elsewhere, we are willing to work with various clinics for certain parts of your medical evaluation, but we cannot take responsibility for mistakes in testing or in the transmission of test results to our office. Additionally, all prescribed tests must be performed within three months of initial consultation with the exception of the HSG.
How long will I have to spend in Washington, DC, once I am in my treatment cycle?
Your treatment cycle will likely take place within 2 months after your initial visit to Dominion Fertility for your medical evaluation.
You will need to travel to Dominion Fertility for your final sonograms prior to your egg retrieval and embryo transfer. This process lasts about 7–10 days.
When you are medically released to leave, usually 24 hours after the procedure, you may travel back to your home.
What resources are available to assist in planning my trip to Washington, DC?
To make your travel as stress free and enjoyable as possible, we have partnered with a travel concierge service. For more information, please contact us at (703) 920-3890.
Should you choose to make your own travel itinerary, you may contact our staff at [email protected] for more information and helpful suggestions on planning your trip.
Dominion Fertility does not, however, provide 24-hour emergency travel assistance, nor do we make any of the travel arrangements for our patients.